Information about Poulcam

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
Irish Form of Name:
Poll Cam
crooked hole
Civil Parish:
Ballynakill in the barony of Ballynahinch
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Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
Poll Cam
Poul Com Inhabitants
Crooked Hole (Eng.) Inhabitants
Is an inlet of the sea into which the tide flows at high water. It is about 3 chains long and 2 chains wide.
In the N.W. corner of Ardkyle, a few chains E. of Poul na Golumn and on the shore of the Atlantic.

Information From Joyce's Place Names

Translation according to P. W. Joyce:
Poll or Poul, a hole in the ground or river or bog, an excavation, a cavern : sometimes made Pollach, like smolach, from Smol: see vol. ii. p. 5.

Townland Information

What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
Poulcam is in Ardkyle townland.